Colonialization - Mrs. Millard (example)

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First settlers arrive in Jamestown

1607

The Starving Time

1609 - 1610

This is when John Smith returned to England.

John Rolfe harvested his first crop of tobacco

1614

The House of Burgesses met for the first time

1619

Pilgrims found the Plymouth Plantation

1620

Pilgrims celebrate the first Thanksgiving

1621

The Powhatan attack the Jamestown colonists

1622

King James I assigns governors to rule the Jamestown colonists

1624

Maine and New Hampshire were divided

1629

John Mason named his land New Hampshire and Ferdinando Gorges named his land Maine.

Puritans founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1629

Lord Baltimore founded Maryland.

1634

Thomas Hooker founded Hartford, Connecticut

1636

Roger Williams founded Providence, Rhode Island

1636

Pequot War between the English colonists and the Pequot

1637

Anne Hutchinson founded Portsmouth, Rhode Island

1638

King Charles II appointed Carolinas to 8 proprietors

1663

King Charles II wanted the proprietors to farm the land and gain wealth.

Part of NY was renamed New Jersey

1664

The Duke of York gave a part of New York to his friends, Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkeley. It was renamed New Jersey.

England took control of New York from the Dutch.

1664

King Charles II of England took control of New Amsterdam from the Dutch and renamed the area New York after his brother, the Duke of York. (New Amsterdam is the name of the harbor, the entire area is called New Netherland.)

King Phillips War between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag.

1675

Metacomet lead the Wampanoag against the colonists because they had taken so much of their land to farm.

Maine becomes part of Massachusetts.

1677

New Hampshire becomes a separate colony.

1680

William Penn founded Pennsylvania

1681

King Charles II appointed governors to rule Carolinas.

1691

Delaware became its own colony.

1701

Delaware was originally part of Pennsylvania.

North and South Carolina separated

1712

General James Oglethorpe founded Georgia.

1732

King George wanted to defend English territory from the Spanish and French, so he appointed a charter to General James Oglethorpe to found Georgia. Olgethorpe brought Englishmen with him who wished to escape debt in England.